Livestock auction marks end

Twelve-year-old Claire Binfield guides her sheep through the
livestock arena so prospective buyers can get a better look
duirng the 4-H livestock auction Monday morning at Adams
County FairFest.

In the morning sun, 17-year-old Bailey Hinrichs stood just outside the arena nuzzling the head of her black market heifer.

"The hardest part is definitely letting them go," Hinrichs said as she pet the cows head.
On Monday, Hinrichs and dozens of other 4-H'ers sold their animals during the annual Adams County 4-H Livestock Auction at the Adams County Faigrounds.

The auction is the last event of this year's Adams County FairFest and marked the last day and last moments some of 4-H'ers would spend with their animals.

"Watching them go on the truck is always hard, but it's part of the deal," Hinrichs said, who lives with her family on a farm near Ayr.

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